Wink at revised pension, 1.73 lakh to benefit: The Tribune India


Tribune press service

Shimla, February 14

The Cabinet today gave its nod to the revised pension to about 1.73 lakh retirees, in addition to improving the gratuity from Rs 10 lakh to Rs 20 lakh.

The Cabinet meeting was held here under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur. This decision will ensure the revision of the pension/family pension of 1.30 lakh pensioners/family pensioners from January 1, 2016.

The Cabinet has also decided to provide 31% dearness relief (DA) to retirees from 1 July 2021. An additional annual expense of Rs 1,785 crore would be incurred due to pension review. The state government had already provided Rs 1,450.44 crore to pensioners as interim relief.

In addition, approximately 43,000 employees who retired between January 1, 2016 and December 31, 2021 will also receive the revised pension and gratuity. Now, the minimum pension/family pension will increase from Rs 3,500 per month to Rs 9,000 per month from 1st January 2016. from 1 January 2016, which will also apply to NPS employees.

Pensioners/family pensioners over the age of 80 will receive an additional retirement benefit due on the revised pension/family pension. The Cabinet also decided to provide disability pension and family pension to NPS employees for which Rs 250 crore would be spent.

The Cabinet has given the go-ahead for the governor’s speech to be delivered during the budget session of the Vidhan Sabha.

The Cabinet has also given approval for the purchase and operationalization of 50 additional ambulances under 108-National Ambulance Services to provide free transportation service to patients requiring immediate care. He also decided to open a Government Degree College at Ghandalwi in Bilaspur district.

The Cabinet has decided to notify the Sardar Patel Mandi University, Himachal Pradesh (Establishment and Regulation) Act 2022 of 1 April 2022 to establish a new State University in Mandi. The Cabinet has also given approval for the allocation of land to Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd for the establishment of a GI Ethanol Plant at Jeetpur Baheri in Una District for a lease amount of Re 1 per square meter.

Cabinet has given its approval to the draft Memorandum of Understanding for the engagement of a single-resource consultant for the establishment of a project management unit for the implementation of the new centrally sponsored program “Facility of funding under the Agricultural Infrastructure Fund” between the State Government and M/s NABARD Consultancy Services Pvt. ltd.

This program would greatly help the farming community, as an interest subsidy and credit guarantee would be provided for post-harvest infrastructure and for the construction of community farming assets such as electronic market platforms, warehouses, silos , packing stations, cold chains, etc. .

He also gave his approval to open three new sub-fire stations at Dheera in Kangra district, Bhatiyat in Chamba district and Rewalsar in Mandi district and three new fire stations at Chirgaon in Shimla, Bhoranj in the Hamirpur district and the southern portal of the Atal Rohtang tunnel. . A nod was also given for the modernization of schools and health facilities in addition to the opening of new sub-divisions of the departments of public works and irrigation and public health.

Gyms, theaters to open

When considering the Covid situation, the Cabinet decided to open all educational institutions from 17 February. It also decided that all gyms and cinemas would be open and langars would be allowed from that date.

College for Bilaspur

The Cabinet has also given approval for the purchase and operationalization of 50 additional ambulances under 108-National Ambulance Services to provide free transportation service to patients requiring immediate care. He also decided to open a Government Degree College Ghandalwi in Bilaspur district.

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